Technology That Will Save and Simplify Our Lives | #155
When we notice how absorbed people have become in their gadgets, staring down at their phones and working on a computers, technology can seem overwhelming. Not all tech is designed to distract us, in fact, many systems are created to save and simplify our lives. Dave Cohen, Founder and CEO of Voxelight, LLC, informs us about their company’s product, Sunscreenr, a keychain-sized device that can save your skin from nasty sunburns. Then, we chat with Dr. Graham Snyder, Co-Founder of SEAL Innovation, about SwimSafe, a life-saving neckband that gives parents a leg up in critical moments that could prevent their child from drowning. We then shift gears with Andrew Quentson, industry journalist at Trustnodes, as he demystifies decentralized currency, explains the difference between Bitcoin and Ethereum, and makes these systems relatable to everyday life. We are on the verge of a great shift in the world of technology. Stay up to date with us now.
- [00:00:00] UV Rays Harmful! Make Sure You’re Covered
- [00:07:26] SwimSafe Alerts to Save Young Swimmer’s Lives
- [00:12:31] Just Watching Swimming Children, Not Enough
- [00:19:52] A Breakdown of Decentralized Digital Currency
- [00:25:26] Everyday Uses for Bitcoin and Ethereum
- [00:35:51] Digital Global Revolution is Imminent
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[00:00:00] UV Rays Harmful! Make Sure You’re Covered
Sunscreen application can be a slippery game that can leave you feeling the pain if you miss a spot! Make sure you’re covered (completely) with sunscreenr, a nifty device from Voxelight, LLC, that makes sure your sunscreen has got your back. CEO Dave Cohen tells us about this keychain-sized camera, equipped with special lenses that see harmful UV rays. When you look through the view finder, it’s easy to see where your sunscreen coverage is lacking. Perfect for a long weekend at the beach, Sunscreenr has a battery that can last up to four days on a single charge. It’s time to stop feeling the burn after a fun day in the sun!
[00:07:26] SwimSafe Alerts to Save Young Swimmer’s Lives
Unfortunately, many children are lost to drowning because it happens so quickly and often goes unnoticed. When a child goes under water there is more time to save them than you might think, but you have to act fast! After witnessing so many water-related child deaths from his time in the ER, Dr. Graham Snyder, Co-Founder of SEAL Innovation, decided to do something about it and designed SwimSafe. Dr. Snyder tells us how SwimSafe’s loud, unmistakable alarm helps keep parents aware and children safe. Tune in for more about this life-saving unit.
[00:12:31] Just Watching Swimming Children, Not Enough
Rivers and pools are nerve wracking places for any parent to have their kids playing. While making sure to keep an eye on your kids is a no-brainer, it’s not always enough. Tragedy can strike in the blink of an eye! Dr. Graham Snyder, Co-Founder of SEAL Innovation, describes how their product, SwimSafe, a necklace monitor for your child, will alert you the moment they have reached the depth of water that you’ve set. There are three common swim level settings – no water, beginner swimmers, and older swimmers. Each necklace can be individually programmed for different experience levels. An ear-splitting alarm will alert you as soon as it reaches its programmed trigger point. This device can never replace the watchful eyes of parents, but it can add an extra layer of security, giving you the quick response needed to save your child’s life. Be aware and prepared with SwimSafe now!
[00:19:52] A Breakdown of Decentralized Digital Currency
The time of eliminating the financial middle man is upon us, and it is a scary and confusing transition. Bitcoin was the tech that broke the mold for decentralized currency, but Ethereum is a step above. Andrew Quentson, industry journalist at Trustnodes, breaks down what these systems mean for our money. Essentially, these programs turn paper money into a static code, allowing you to tell it where to move, how to move, and why. Does this sound very confusing? We have some answers to clear it up for you!
[00:25:26] Everyday Uses for Bitcoin and Ethereum
Can you imagine turning your money into code? Bitcoin and Ethereum are decentralized digital currencies that are working towards making our lives easier by doing just that. It is difficult to decipher exactly what these programs can do; so, Andrew Quentson, industry journalist at Trustnodes, helps us understand these processes on a relatable level and describes some everyday uses of this new form of currency. Some people are theorizing that in the future these systems may be used in the criminal justice system for increased accuracy and efficiency, and they are already being used for electric car charging stations, flight delay refunds, and more. Who knows whats to come? Listen now to demystify the future of our money.
[00:35:51] Digital Global Revolution is Imminent
Are we on the verge of the fourth industrial revolution? The world may be preparing to make a dramatic shift. Andrew Quentson, industry journalist at Trustnodes, gives us an inside look at what’s happening with coded money. Entire countries are working towards this big transition from paper money to blockchain systems. These systems are unmodifiable, unforgeable chains of records, which adds a massive layer of security. While still in the exploratory phase, Singapore has partnered up with many banks and begun the conversion. This switch to a decentralized currency will make processes such as transferring money internationally quick and easy, as well as provide a myriad of possibilities for the future. Tune in now to stay ahead of the curve.
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CreditsProgram Host: Mike Etchart
Producer: Jason Masters
Production Assistant: Joanne Bolden
Audio Engineer: Jason Masters
Copy Editor: Jess Baumgardner
Special Guest: Dave Cohen
Special Guest: Dr. Graham Snyder
Special Guest: Andrew Quentson